The Bear Grylls Survival Academy has arrived in Ireland

Posted on September 30th, 2015

The scene is set at the Adventure Zone in Carton House, Maynooth, as a select few members of the Irish Press complete the intensive 5 hour “Introduction to Self Rescue” Programme and learn Bear’s essential survival techniques. (more…)

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#NewAdventures Competition Winner

Posted on June 4th, 2015

We are so impressed with the number of entries we received in such a short space of time for the Xtreme.ie #NewAdventures Competition hosted by College Times. We’d like to extend a big congrats to our competition winner Gearoid James. Take a look at his entry below.


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5 Steps to Becoming an Adventurer

Posted on May 18th, 2015

Many ‘adventurers’ would be surprised to even be called by that name. As long as you are outside and having fun you are an adventurer.

So you’re not sure why but you have started day dreaming about getting outdoors and getting active.  The only problem is you don’t know where to start. Well here are a 5 tips on how to become an adventurer… (more…)

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Time Outdoors as a Child Protects Against Developing Shortsightedness

Posted on March 19th, 2015

Around half of young adults in the US and Europe are affected with Myopia – shortsightedness ranging from mild to severe. This is double the prevalence of the condition 50 years ago.  In East Asia the rates are much higher with up to 90% of teenagers and young adults suffering from myopia.

The growing prevalance of myopia has prompted many studies over the last two decades. The body of evidence starts to point towards the amount of time children spend outdoors.   (more…)

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Be Adventurous and Keep Fit @ Xtreme

Posted on May 27th, 2014

We know that now-a-days everyone is bombarded with information surrounding the importance of healthy eating and keeping healthy. Government adverts, gyms popping up everywhere, fad diets and strings of documentaries have adults quaking in their boots whenever they think about the implications of eating a cheeseburger. Don’t worry, we get scared too! But remember, keeping healthy and fit is about a balanced diet and a physical exercise.

Of course, at Xtreme, we promote keeping healthy and fit, but there is no need to be unhappy doing so. The objective that we have is to promote physical activity but in a different, fun, and stimulating way. Why not break free from the monotonous jog or gym session every now and then and come visit us to shake things up? Get to know the great outdoors a little better and fill your lungs with gulps of fresh in our Courtlough and Carton House locations!

There is no judgement here, people of all shapes and sizes come out and have a fantastic day. We believe that not only is it important to keep fit and healthy but it’s also really important to understand the importance of keeping happy and mentally stimulated. That’s what you’re sure to get on a day out with Xtreme.

Why not impress your children by proving your skills in an action packed family activity? You could be the supercool parent and the talk of the school yard in the mornings. The active activities here are endless but Aerial, Abseiling, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing and Paintball are to name but a few.

So it’s a dull weekday, and you would love to have a plan for the weekend. Why not break the usual routine and get connected with the Xtreme activities that will really get your heart pumping. Bring the gals and lads, son and daughters, anyone who may be interested in an action packed healthy day out. Our full range of activities can be found HERE and we would love to see you soon!

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Kids Summer Camps @ Xtreme

Posted on May 27th, 2014

Keeping children busy during the summer months can be a tough task. It’s warm, they are bored, and you are trying not to pull your hair out. Why not leave them with us for our well-run Summer Camp programmes which are held at two convenient locations, Courtlough and Carton House?

Our camps are designed to have your child at mind. They stimulate both the mind and the body and are a fun, healthy way for your children to stay active. Our team building activities are learning exercises which teach your child the importance of teamwork. At the end of each day, the children will have had an exhilarating, informative and proactive day. Before leaving at 1.30pm daily, they will be briefed on the following day’s activities, building the excitement and anticipation for their next activities.

Our competitive price of €95pp is sure to leave a smile on your face too! Rest assured that the children will be well looked after from the hours of 9am until 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Children will take part in a broad range of activities including Team Challenges, Archery, High Ropes, Climbing, Giant Swing and much much more. The age range suitable for this course is 7-16.

The camp runs every week during July and August and sign up starts on the Monday of the respective week at 9am – 9.30am. Lunch break is supervised and is held at 11.30am. We would like to remind any parents/guardians of children in the camp that they must provide their children with lunches. An extra reminder that lots of drinks should be packed as it may be hot and the children will partake in lots of physical exercise during the day. For safety reasons, children must be picked up by a parent daily.


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Teams that play together, Stay together.

Posted on April 25th, 2014

Togetherness within a squad is an essential part of any sports team and it is a proven catalyst for success. We understand the full benefits of a team socialising outside of their usual sporting setting and have created an environment to encourage teams to reach their full potential.

Whether your team are the Barcelona of Sunday League, or the United of the Wednesday league, there is always room for team building to fuel the bond of a team. Sometimes it doesn’t matter whether you are winning or losing, it’s about the enjoyment of being active, and being part of something bigger. Although it’s fair to say that teams who have come to visit us in the past have had a noticeable improvement in success rates!  With this goal in mind, we’re serious about making your sports teams ascend to peak performance.

We should mention that it’s not just sports teams that can benefit from team building at our Courtlough location, it can be any social club, including book clubs, fishing clubs or college societies. Don’t forget, you don’t need to be a sports star to enjoy having a fulfilling and beneficial team building day here!

Overview of the benefits of team building exercises:

1. Helps build relationships between team players.

2. Helps players understand their role within the group and see themselves as part of the bigger picture.

3. It teaches players to effectively communicate with one another.

4. Gives players and coaches’ time to gain mutual respect for each other outside of sport.

5. Allows for individuals who may not be starting players in a team to contribute and feel utilised and respected.

Remember, sports and social clubs are about enjoyment and fulfillment and we love to help out with that.


What to do with this information?

Contact us if you want us to help your team to reach their full potential.

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Stags and Hens – If You’re the Organiser You’ll Enjoy This

Posted on April 7th, 2014


Spring is in the air. Birds are singing. Flowers are flowering. With the weather warming up, there’s love on every street corner. As summer approaches, two people who are ready to spend the rest of their lives together decide to get married, and it can only mean one thing:

Pre-wedding parties!

We’ve got it covered

As any unfortunate stag and hen party arranger will know, the pressure to deliver a fantastic night can be pretty intense.

If you are the unfortunate person with the burden honour of arranging the stag or hen party you may be feeling the pressure to deliver a fantastic night: relax! We’ve good news for you.

Stag and Hen Parties with a difference

With our 5 Hen Party Essentials checklist in mind, we have some especially-designed stag and hen party solutions that will knock your socks off.

We have stag parties in two popular locations The Belvedere Hotel and Barnacles Hostel in Dublin. Along with transport to and from xtreme.ie locations, our Stag Party weekends include

Food and drink can be arranged.

Before getting glammed up and hitting the tiles, give your hen party a day that they’ll be talking about for months to come. Tackle our high ropes aerial trekking obstacle course, test your archery skills, and feel the thrill of zip-lining.

Belvedere Hotel To and from Xtreme Clay shooting, paintball, Archery €129pp €169pp
Barnacles Hostel To and from Xtreme Clay shooting, paintball, Archery €109pp €129pp

Our hen party group package won’t be available forever though, so why wait? Read some of our testimonials and get in touch to organise the pre-wedding party that the bride (and your friends!) will love you for.



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What You Need to Know Before You Book the School Tour

Posted on January 27th, 2014

So you’ve read our last post, and are excited about our formula to create the very best school tour.

Where do you start?

Before you even start doing anything, there are some things that you need to be aware of before you book the school tour

Parents, Guardians, Coaches and Teachers: Listen Up

1.         Health and Safety – Garda Vetting, Training and Accolades

You can easily avoid health and safety horror stories with Xtreme.ie. Our teams have:

  1. Extensive insurance cover
  2. First aid training
  3. Full Garda vetting

It’s crucial that you know that you are entitled to check this information about school tour companies yourself, and we can’t stress enough that you should do this.

For full information on Xtreme.ie’s health and safety standards, you can contact us at any time and speak directly to a member of our team about any concerns you may have or to request this information.

2.       Cost for Students and Teachers –

Make sure to check your costs – and keep them down with Xtreme.ie!

Just like everyone else we’re feeling the pinch in our own lives, and strive to keep our pricing down as much as we can while maintain high standards of quality and safety.

3.       A fun and engaging environment to learn and have fun.

We passionately believe that is possible to have energetic fun and learn at the same time – and that the information sticks better when it’s experienced! Here are some examples of how this works:

  1. Learn about blood flow and blood pressure with the exhilaration of zip lining
  2. Explore our forested location – who knows what you’ll pick up along the way
  3. Test the knowledge of your students afterwards
  4. Having a lesson associated with a fun memory ensures that that knowledge will stick around far longer than any facts jotted down on a page
  5. Let your students get some much-needed stress release outside and away from the classroom – they’ll thank you for it!

School tours can be experiences that last a lifetime in the memories of your students and children. Foster a feeling of well-being and togetherness with warm memories that will stay with them forever.

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School Tours – The Winning Formula

Posted on January 24th, 2014

It’s time to ditch the boring school trips we all know and hate. For a change of gear, try something that gets the kids’ blood pumping with exciting, inclusive activities that make for an unforgettable school trip. Our school trips are also educational and we’ve designed them with your goals as a teacher and those of the school curriculum in mind.

What you need to know

1. Peace of mind – all of our staff are Garda vetted and are extensively trained and insured

2. Give them one of the best days of their lives – and our pricing structures won’t break the bank!

Lessons that stick.

Our packages and customised events come from years’ of experience in creating tailor-made adventures. Is there something in particular you want your students to take away from their school trip? We have a knack for incorporating an important lesson into the activities, and our sister company teambuilding.ie even does this at a corporate level. Check out our school trip case studies for the bigger picture. Hands-on learning opportunities There’s often no better way to teach your students than through example and experience. What do you want them to learn on this school trip?

1. Theory of momentum? Hurl yourself off a zipline!

2. Geography and nature sciences? Our locations in court lough are in a well maintained forested area in Dublin, and we’re close by the sea. Explore the vast surroundings and have a treasure hunt for that will test their knowledge of any subject 3.

Demonstrate the effects of pressure on the human heart by pitting your students in a paint-filled battle in the middle of the forest!


“We would like to say a very big thank you to you all. We had a brilliant time and enjoyed experiencing new Xtreme obstacles. We would definitely come back again.”

– Castleknock Educate Together

“We would like to say a huge thanks to Xtreme.ie for putting on such great days over the last year in Courtlough. The activities are absolutely fantastic! Suitable for all age groups and abilities and the staff are very friendly and professional. Honestly, the days are not just enjoyable, they are challenging, rewarding, imaginative and fun. I would highly recommend Xtreme to any Family,School, Centre, Youth group and business for brilliant day out and a touch of the extreme!”

 – Ashbourne Youthreach

“Just want to thank you and your fantastic crew for a really brilliant day. The students were blown away by the activities! It was great to see them giving such support and encouragement to one another and having such fun in a safe environment. It was a great confidence boost for some of our more timid students.”

 – Luttrellstown Community College

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